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  • A new IDEA is coming soon!

    Builders Club is excited to unveil the IDEA Toolkit, a resource for high-impact service. The toolkit will be included in the 2017–18 member kits this September. It has been created to guide club officers through the steps of leading a service project that leaves a big impact on the school and/or community.

    High-impact service occurs when members are fully invested in the project. Such an experience positively affects both members and beneficiaries, and the results last beyond the present. Coming in September 2017, Builders Club will introduce the IDEA Toolkit for club officers. IDEA is a four-step process for clubs to complete a high-impact service project of their choosing from beginning to end. The four steps to IDEA are:

    Identify the Need
    Develop the Passion
    Execute the Project
    Advance the Impact

    The toolkit includes club activities, handouts, discussion notes and more to help club officers lead their club through a high-impact service project: researching needs in their community, brainstorming solutions, planning and reflecting on the process. Stay tuned for updates on the IDEA Toolkit by following us on Facebook and Twitter.


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  • Celebrate your club’s year!

    Did your Builders Club do incredible things this year? Are you proud of your members and their accomplishments? Encourage club officers to share the good news with the school and sponsoring Kiwanis club!

    As the end of the school year approaches, it’s a great time for club officers to give the sponsoring Kiwanis club and the school administration a full report on what the Builders Club has achieved. Here is some of the information club officers can include in the presentation:

    • Service success. Share pictures and stories from the year’s service projects, and share what club members have learned from volunteering.
    • Numbers. Show how important the Builders Club is to the school and community by sharing a club report, including the number of students in the club, total dollar amount raised, number of service projects, etc. 
    • Invitation. Encourage the Kiwanis club members and/or school administration to come to the school year’s final Builders Club meeting or the year-end party.
    • Feedback. Ask for ideas on next year’s service projects—and how the Builders Club can be even more successful next year.
    Most important, share a message of thanks to the sponsoring Kiwanis club and the school administration for their support.



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